The Dome Trail

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2.8 Miles 4.6 Kilometers


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1,722' 525 m

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2,179' 664 m

High

457' 139 m

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11%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Steep, Fast, Technical, and Flowy. Great views of Anchorage and surrounding areas from the top.

Scott Holman

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Rideable June-October.

Getting to this trail requires the JBER iSportsman Pass (available here: jber.isportsman.net/).

It is not suggested to ride this trail during peak times, as there are many hikers and you WILL be traveling fast on the descent.
This is one of the best Anchorage area singletrack trails for riders that like a climbing challenge and can handle higher speeds with limited sight-lines and technical terrain. There are VERY steep sections, that even the best climbers will have to hike their bikes up, but the payoff is well worth the pain.

To get to the trailhead, park at the North Bivouac trailhead on the left when heading up Campbell Airstrip Road. Follow the doubletrack trail for a couple of miles, passing the stout metal fence next to Stuckagain Heights Trail. **From this point, you need to be signed in to the JBER iSportsman website.** Once past this gate, you'll descend a little more doubletrack and cross a wooden/metal bridge. Ride the gravel road for about a half mile(roughly), keeping an eye to the right for the unmarked clearing with a trail leading into the woods. This is the start of The Dome Trail.

Once on the trail, there is a steady climb with punchy steep sections until you get to a T intersection. Take a left at this T, the climb continues, with several steeper sections and more technical terrain. Just below the overlook, there is a STEEP, loose rocky climb. Once on the overlook, you can turn around the head down or keep climbing up and gain the ridgeline to the west (obvious trail) and extend this ride longer.

Enjoy the ride down! At the T intersection, make a right and keep on smiling.

Note: There is an alternate route from Basher Road to get to the T intersection, but it eliminates the second half of the trail, which is the very fun flowy section.

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To clarify directions the doubletrack in the description is called the Tank Trail. The map on this page starts on the single track climb leaving this part out so that's a little confusing. It's more like 5 miles each way. I definitely second the recommendation to do this off peak hours. The forest is super thick with no visibility and you would have trouble avoiding someone as you go down. Jun 21, 2016


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